santa fe dam, brush fire, irwindale Brush Fire Erupts Near Santa Fe Dam – CBS Los Angeles

IRWINDALE (CBSLA) — One person was injured Thursday after a 30-acre brush fire erupted near the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale.

The fire was reported about 5:40 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A second alarm was called at 6:20 p.m. as the flames moved toward a storage area at the MillerCoors brewery, a dispatch supervisor said.

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Choppers swooped water out of the dam and onto the 10-foot brush as crews on the ground attacked the blaze.

By sundown, the fire seemed to be dying down, but crews remained on scene, monitoring for hot spots and flare ups. The fire was 65 percent contained Friday morning.

A firefighter told CBS2 a civilian was injured due to smoke inhalation as the fire spread.

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A fire department spokesperson said the MTA gold line track was also affected by the flames.

Meanwhile, fire crews across the Southland are bracing for extreme heat and low humidity as they work on the ground.

“We do augmented staffing and strategically place extra personnel and units throughout the county in case there’s an incident,” LACFD Capt. Chris Reade said.

Crews will remain on scene through Friday until all hot spots are out. There was no word on a cause.

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